Cerebral Protection with a Temporary Ascending Aorta-External Carotid Artery Bypass during Common Carotid Artery Revascularization

Ugurlucan M. , Onal Y. , Oztas D. M. , Canbay C. , Demir İ., Sayin O. A. , ...More

ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY, vol.46, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.avsg.2017.08.026


Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease, and multiarterial involvement is common. Involvement of all the supra-aortic arteries may occur in the same patient making cerebral revascularization challenging. In this report, we present complete supra-aortic revascularization, that is, revascularization of the bilateral common carotid and subclavian arteries in a 51-year-old male patient with occluded brachiocephalic trunk, left subclavian artery, and proximally stenotic left common carotid artery. A temporary ascending aorta to left external carotid artery bypass provided meticulous cerebral protection with pulsatile cerebral flow in the presence of a proximal arterial clamp; hence, a neurologically uneventful procedure during bilateral common carotid artery revascularization.